Masterpieces of American Political Journalism

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Wednesdays, October 10 – November 14

6 – 7:30 pm

Led by Theo Anderson

American politics has inspired some of our most important journalism over the past half century. We will read classics of the genre by William F. Buckley, James Carroll, Joan Didion, Norman Mailer, and David Foster Wallace. Please read the introduction and “Nixon in Miami” in Norman Mailer’s Miami and the Siege of Chicago for the first session.

Theo Anderson holds a Ph.D. in history from Yale and is a staff writer for the Chicago-based magazine In These Times.

Materials List
Required:
Didion, Joan. Political Fictions. Vintage, 2002. ISBN: 0375718907
Mailer, Norman. Miami and the Siege of Chicago. NYRB Classics, 2008. ISBN: 1590172965
The New Yorker Digital Edition, Oct. 21, 1996 (access to single copies can be purchased online or for free at http://archives.newyorker.com/?i=1996-10-21#folio=CV1)
Wallace, David Foster. McCain’s Promise. Back Bay Books, 2008. ISBN: 0316040533

CPDU credit is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Six sessions, $170
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